Fantasy Football Week 17 injuries: Tyler Lockett, Jerry Jeudy, Chris Olave, Trevor Lawrence questionable

From game-time decisions to injuries so significant they affect the value of every single position, let’s break down the Fantasy and DFS impact of injuries for every Week 17 matchup. Know when to pivot and how your fantasy roster will be affected.

Below, you’ll find a game-by-game look at the injuries you need to know that will have the biggest impact for Fantasy leagues, as well as the implications for DFS players. This week’s list of notable names includes quarterbacks Lamar Jackson, Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts; running backs Kenneth Walker, Rhamondre Stevenson and Damien Harris; receivers Tyler Lockett and Chris Olave; tight ends Hayden Hurst and Noah Fant; and many others, including key offensive line and defensive injuries to know.

Notable injuries

Cardinals

  • QB Colt McCoy (concussion) – Out
  • RB James Conner (illness) – Cleared
  • WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) – Questionable
  • WR AJ Green (illness) – Cleared
  • C Billy Price (knee) – Cleared
  • OG Max Garcia (shoulder) – Cleared
  • OT Kelvin Beachum (knee) – Questionable
  • DE Zach Allen (hand) – Out
  • CB Antonio Hamilton (hip) – Out
  • CB Marco Wilson (neck) – Questionable

Falcons

Colt McCoy was slated to get the start in Week 17 before experiencing more concussion symptoms late in the week. David Blough gets the start with McCoy out. Cardinals receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Marquise Brown suffered with Trace McSorely and Fantasy managers should be cautious. The matchup with Atlanta is run-friendly and the Cardinals will likely lean heavily on James Conner. Greg Dortch was also a major beneficiary in Week 16 with over 20 Fantasy points in PPR. He’s a flex option again for Week 17.

DFS impact

Conner is a bit pricy at $7,200 on DraftKings but is a high-upside option this week and worth the price. Dortch is a significant value play priced at just $3K. When healthy and without Rondale Moore, Dortch has been a solid option in full PPR formats. Favor Dortch on DraftKings but he’s still a fine value play for FanDuel.

Notable injuries

Bears

Lions

The Chicago receiving corps continues to struggle with injuries. Claypool logged multiple limited practices this week so it’s possible that he plays. However, it’s difficult to trust any Bears receiver even in a fantastic matchup with Detroit. If Claypool does return to action, it could make a dent in Cole Kmet’s volume.

DFS impact

Given the matchup, Claypool could be an interesting value play at just $4,500 on DraftKings. But it’s a risky move, only possible in tournament play. Claypool has failed to reach double-digit Fantasy points since Week 8.

Notable injuries

Jaguars

  • QB Trevor Lawrence (toe) – Questionable
  • OG Brandon Scherff (abdomen) – Questionable
  • DE Foley Fatukasi (ankle) – Questionable
  • OLB Travon Walker (ankle) – Questionable

Texans

  • RB Dare Ogunbowale (knee) – Questionable
  • TE Teagan Quitoriano (knee) – Out
  • OG Kenyon Green (ankle) – Cleared
  • OT Tytus Howard (concussion) – Cleared

Fantasy managers should monitor the Jaguars throughout the weekend as all players are questionable. However, Trevor Lawrence has played through his toe injury and will likely play in Week 17.

There are no major impact injuries for the Texans, although the potential absence of Dare Ogunbowale could make Royce Freeman a very deep league option this week. Freeman is operating as the Texans’ lead back. Additional carries against a struggling Jags defense make him a low-end flex option.

DFS impact

Freeman is just $4,600 on DraftKings. He’s received the bulk of volume for two straight weeks but has struggled to be productive. Jacksonville is an excellent matchup so Freeman is an option in tournament play if Ogunbowale is out.

Notable injuries

Broncos

  • RB Latavius ​​Murray (foot) – Cleared
  • WR Courtland Sutton (hamstring) – Cleared
  • WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle) – Questionable
  • WR Kendall Hinton (hamstring) – Questionable
  • TE Greg Dulcich (hamstring) – IR
  • OG Quinn Meinerz (ribs) – Cleared
  • NT DJ Jones (knee) – Questionable
  • OLB Randy Gregory (knee) – Out
  • OLB Baron Browning (back) – Questionable
  • CB K’Waun Williams (knee) – Cleared

Chiefs

Sutton is cleared for Week 17, Dulcich is on IR and Fantasy managers need to monitor status for Jeudy throughout the weekend. Jeudy is the higher upside option between the two receivers but if Jeudy is out, Sutton is a WR3/flex option. Murray is cleared for Week 17 but with Chase Edmonds back, it’s difficult to trust any Broncos running back. Murray, Edmonds and Marlon Mack are not viable options this week.

DFS impact

While the Broncos will likely play from behind, there’s no guarantee they push significant pass volume. Sutton is price-friendly but has failed to exceed 13 Fantasy points in PPR since Week 4. Avoid all Broncos. Chiefs players are risky options if the game gets out of hand.

Notable injuries

Dolphins

  • QB Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) – Out
  • FB Alec Ingold (thumb) – Questionable
  • WR River Cracraft (calf) – Questionable
  • OT Terron Armstead (toe) – Questionable
  • OT Eric Fisher (calf) – Doubtful
  • OT Brandon Shell (shoulder) – Cleared
  • OLB Bradley Chubb (ankle) – Questionable
  • OLB Jaelan Phillips (toe) – Cleared
  • CB Xavien Howard (knee) – Questionable
  • SS Eric Rowe (quadriceps) – Cleared

Patriots

  • RB Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle) – Questionable
  • RB Damien Harris (thigh) – Cleared
  • WR DeVante Parker (concussion) – Out
  • WR Tyquan Thornton (knee) – Questionable
  • TE Hunter Henry (knee) – Questionable
  • TE Jonnu Smith (concussion) – Out
  • CB Jalen Mills (groin) – Questionable
  • CB Jack Jones (knee) – Out
  • CB Jonathan Jones (chest) – Questionable
  • CB Marcus Jones (concussion) – Out
  • SS Adrian Phillips (illness) – Cleared

Tua Tagovailoa suffered another concussion and will miss Week 17, and Teddy Bridgerwater will start. The matchup against New England isn’t ideal but Bridgewater is a reliable veteran – Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill are still must-start players.

For the Patriots, Rhamondre Stevenson is still questionable and his status should be monitored throughout the weekend. His backfield counterpart, Damien Harris, is cleared. If Stevenson is unable to suit up, Harris is a low-end RB1. The return of Harris will reduce the workload for Stevenson but, if active, he is still a high-end RB2. Stevenson is looking for a bounceback game after a tough Week 16 outing.

DFS impact

The player set to benefit most from this injury report is Jakobi Meyers. Parker and Smith are out while Henry and Thornton are questionable. Meyers is coming off a 20-point Week 16 performance and has a favorable matchup, and he’s priced at just $5K on DraftKings.

Notable injuries

Colts

  • WR Ashton Dulin (concussion) – Out
  • TE Kylen Granson (ankle) – Out
  • DE Yannick Ngakoue (throat) – Questionable
  • CB Kenny Moore (ankle) – Out

Giants

  • DE Leonard Williams (neck) – Cleared
  • OLB Azeez Ojulari (ankle) – Questionable
  • CB Adoree’ Jackson (knee) – Doubtful
  • FS Xavier McKinney (hand) – Out

Ashton Dulin and Kylen Granson are out for Week 17. Jelani Woods has flashed upside in the past with Granson out and is a deep league streaming option. His upside is limited with Nick Foles at the helm. Woods caught three of his five targets last week for 43 yards. However, given the matchup and the Giants injuries on defense, Woods is worth a desperation heave.

DFS impact

While Woods is a desperation option in season-long leagues, he’s a fine punt play at tight end in DFS at just $2,800 on DraftKings. For the Giants, the receiving corps as a whole is strong for value plays. The Colts have been inconsistent against the pass and will be without Kenny Moore on Sunday.

Notable injuries

Saints

Eagles

  • QB Jalen Hurts (shoulder) – Doubtful
  • RB Miles Sanders (knee) – Cleared
  • WR AJ Brown (knee) – Cleared
  • OT Lane Johnson (abdomen) – Out
  • DT Linval Joseph (illness) – Cleared
  • CB Avonte Maddox (toe) – Out

Jalen Hurts is doubtful and Gardner Minshew is in line for another top-10 performance. Minshew is an excellent streaming option with a complete group of offensive weapons.

For the Saints, Kamara is cleared and coming off his best performance since Week 8. Fantasy managers must monitor status for Olave throughout the weekend.

DFS impact

Minshew is one of the better value plays at quarterback this week. His receiving corps is very expensive but this is an excellent matchup with the Saints’ defensive injuries.

Notable injuries

Panthers

  • TE Tommy Tremble (hip) – Questionable
  • OLB Shaq Green-Thompson (hamstring) – Cleared
  • CB Jaycee Horn (wrist) – Out

Buccaneers

Analysis coming soon.

Notable injuries

Browns

Commanders

  • RB Antonio Gibson (knee) – Out
  • OG Saddiq Charles (concussion) – Out
  • OG Wes Schweitzer (illness) – Cleared
  • DE Chase Young (knee) – Cleared
  • CB Benjamin St-Juste (ankle) – Questionable
  • SS Kamren Curl (ankle) – Questionable
  • SS Darrick Forrest (illness) – Cleared

Analysis coming soon.

Notable injuries

49ers

  • QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) – Out
  • RB Christian McCaffrey (knee) – Cleared
  • RB Jordan Mason (hamstring) – Cleared
  • WR Deebo Samuel (knee) – Out
  • DE Nick Bosa (illness) – Cleared
  • DT Arik Armstead (foot) – Cleared
  • DT Javon Kinlaw (knee) – Cleared
  • DT Kevin Givens (knee) – Out

Raiders

Analysis coming soon.

Notable injuries

Jets

  • QB Mike White (ribs) – Cleared
  • WR Denzel Mims (concussion) – Cleared
  • WR Jeff Smith (knee) – Out
  • OT George Fant (knee) – Cleared
  • OT Duane Brown (shoulder) – Cleared
  • SS Lamarcus Joyner (hip) – Questionable

Seahawks

  • RB Kenneth Walker (ankle) – Questionable
  • RB DeeJay Dallas (ankle) – Cleared
  • RB Travis Homer (ankle) – Questionable
  • WR Tyler Lockett (hand) – Questionable
  • WR Marquise Goodwin (shoulder) – Doubtful
  • TE Noah Fant (knee) – Cleared
  • TE Will Dissley (knee) – IR
  • OT Abraham Lucas (knee) – Questionable
  • OLB Bruce Irvin (knee) – Cleared
  • SS Ryan Neal (knee) – Questionable

Analysis coming soon.

Notable injuries

Vikings

  • C Garrett Bradbury (back) – Out
  • OG Ezra Cleveland (shoulder) – Cleared
  • CB Cam Dantzler (ankle) – Cleared

Packers

  • QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) – Cleared
  • RB Aaron Jones (ankle) – Cleared
  • WR Christian Watson (hip) – Questionable
  • OT Elgton Jenkins (knee) – Cleared
  • OT David Bakhtiari (appendix) – Cleared
  • DB Keisean Nixon (groin) – Questionable

Analysis coming soon.

Notable injuries

Rams

Chargers

Analysis coming soon.

Notable injuries

Steelers

Ravens

  • QB Lamar Jackson (knee) – Out
  • WR Demarcus Robinson (groin) – Cleared
  • WR Tylan Wallace (hamstring) – TBD
  • TE Nick Boyle (illness) – Questionable
  • DE Calais Campbell (knee) – Questionable
  • CB Marcus Peters (calf) – Out

Analysis coming soon.

Notable injuries

Bills

Bengals

  • TE Hayden Hurst (calf) – TBD
  • OT La’el Collins (knee) – IR
  • DE Sam Hubbard (calf) – TBD

Analysis coming soon.

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